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‘Power to X’ Technology to Develop Renewable Energy in Morocco

A workshop explores the economic and environmental benefits of ‘Power to X’ technology.

Rabat – The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development, the Research Institute of Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN) and the Secretariat of the Moroccan-German Energy Partnership (PAREMA) organized a workshop to discuss ‘Power to X’ technology.

Held in Rabat, on Monday, February 11, the workshop gathered public authorities, researchers, and private stakeholders all working to improve the North African country’s energy sector.

“Power to X” (or “P2X”) is a technology that allows the transformation of electricity into another energy vector. This vector “X” may cover some industrial or mobility needs. It can also be a synthetic gas such as hydrogen.

After setting up a national commission to display a ‘Power to X’ roadmap, the workshop sheds light on the “Power-to-X” technology and its opportunities in Morocco.

The workshop was also an opportunity to explore the economic and environmental benefits of ‘Power-to-X’ sectors in Morocco, with the aim to develop the local industry to achieve strong export potential.

Promising prospects

During the workshop, the German institutes Fraunhofer IMWS, IGB, and ISI, presented two study results which highlighted some of the prospective economic and environmental benefits of ‘Power-to-X’ in some sectors in Morocco.

“Due to its relevant geographical location and exceptional potential in wind and solar energy, Morocco could capture a significant share of demand for ‘Power-to-X’, ranging between two and four percent of the global demand in 2030,” according to the studies.

A new study is scheduled to concretize the roadmap into a project to develop Morocco’s experience in this area and make it an investment platform.

In his introductory speech, Badr Ikken, General Director of IRESEN, shared his optimism about the future of the sector in Morocco. Ikken presented the new Moroccan research platform for the Power-to-X, highlighting the efforts being invested to bring the sector to new heights.

With an estimated budget of 150 MMAD, IRESEN will be dedicated to R&D (development and research) demonstration of “Power-To-X” technologies.  Ikken explained that the institute will mobilize a diversified research program on hydrogen application in the production of green molecules such as Methanol or Ammoniac.

Press release: NH3 event announces big names for third edition

Schiedam, February 12 2019 – After two successful editions the NH3 event returns June 6 & 7 in Rotterdam for the third edition. Ammonia is still an underestimated route in the way to sustainable energy. At the NH3 event societies, industries and academics, including well-known experts, developers and scientists gather to present the latest research results, present achievements, application fields and business prospects in energy solutions. And this year with very interesting names; keynote speaker this year is Ad van Wijk, sustainable energy entrepreneur and Professor Future Energy Systems at TU Delft.

‘We are very proud that we get Prof. dr. Ad van Wijk as keynote speaker’, says Hans Vrijenhoef, chairman of Stichting NH3 event. ‘Professor Ad van Wijk is known as hydrogen-ambassador. We are looking forward to hear his vision on sustainable energy and ammonia (NH3) as energy carrier.

Promising program NH3 conference 2019

Program of the NH3 event is prublished online since February 1st. Trevor Brown, Industry changemaker: sustainable ammonia from New York, USA says: ‘The NH3 event has announced a fantastic schedule of presentations. Anyone looking to understand the role of ammonia in clean energy and carbon-free fuel applications should check your diary.’

Beside the keynote of Ad van Wijk, the event also presents Edward Cussler, professor at the University of Minnesota, to tell his vision on ‘Isothermal Ammonia Synthesis and Separation’.

Curious to the program and registration possibilities? Take a look at:

About the NH3 event
This European Conference on Sustainable Ammonia is an initiative of Stichting NH3 Event Europe to make the possibilities as ammonia as sustainable (energy) solution public. The event is organized in collaboration with Proton Ventures, Yara, Casale, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG and Duiker Combustion Engineers.

Meet us at StocExpo 2019 in Rotterdam

March 26th  – 28th , 2019 the StocExpo will take place in Ahoy Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This year Proton Ventures will also be present at this Expo. You can find us at booth C18.
We can offer you the possibility to register for free for this event! Register via following link.

Do we see you as well March 26th  – 28th in Rotterdam?